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They didn’t allow cameras inside OAT (except their close one’s)
They sold the rights to media.
Jay couldn’t take his one too.
I took this one in my Nokia 6233.
Fcuk with copyrights!
🙂

I have the right, coz I study here.
It is my festival too,
before it became theirs (one with “photo-rights“)
Welcome to Saarang 2009!

Shobhana - Movie actress, ace dancer on stage

Shobhana, performing at Saarang 2009.

This photo is released in public domain.

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So pathetic that we Indians now have a bunch of prejudiced idiots in the editing desks. Instead of reporting the facts, these media are ONLY interested in sensationalizing news there by increasing their reader/viewer-ship ratings. In my last post I have posted how Kerala CM, V S Achuthananthan‘s comments were misinterpreted consciously to create a controversy by TimesNOW. I believe these pro-right bourgeoisie media are ONLY very keen and ‘sincere’ to create unnecessary controversies when a communist leader is involved. Here, I have compiled a few instances (though not limited to) related to Mumbai terror attacks, which our Indian media were reluctant to comment or ‘sensationalize‘.

  1. During the 26/11 attacks, our first citizen, Pratibha Patil was on tour to Bali and had returned to India only by 1st of December. No media were enthusiastic enough in reporting the absence of ‘rashtrapathi’ – lord of the realm, when her country was under terror attacks.
  2. If you go behind the real reason of attacks, which in turn lead to martyr of Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan, your search will end in front of 7 Race Course Road who should be held responsible, as the head of government, and also his defense minister, for the unforgivable failure of Indian intelligence system in the Mumbai terror attacks. When did the Hon. defence minister, A K Antony called up the slain major’s family? It didn’t hit the headlines when the defense minister was late to call up and console his soldier’s family and also when, Mr. Unnikrishnan. father of slain Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan refused to talk to him.
  3. It also didn’t become a headline when the yuvraj, Shri. Rahul Gandhi was busy partying midnight during the Mumbai terror attacks till 5 AM in the morning. Also have a look at how Congress party defended the yuvraj’s booze-party. Don’t tell me that you didn’t know about this incident – you didn’t, because most of our media is right-biased to core.
  4. Back to Kerala, when the opposition parties lead by India National Congress (I), was alleging of the delay – well there wasn’t any delay anyway. The Kerala chief minister had called up the Political secretary the moment he came to know about the incident, to visit the Major’s house. He had also called up Major’s house, expressed his condolences and assured that he will visit their house at Banglore, the very next day. The million dollar (or rupee) question is how many of Kerala opposition leaders visited the Major’s house till now? The answer is ZERO.
  5. There was a protest lead by Yuva Morcha (Malayalam news – It seems no non-Malayalam media had reported it.) at Thiruvananthapuram against the Kerala CM’s remarks alleging that it insulted Major Sandeep’s family. It is quite clear that (in my last post I have translated Kerala CM’s comments), there was nothing in Kerala CM’s comments, explicitly or implicitly, abusive or defaming the Major or his family. Now, in that protest, they hung the picture of Kerala CM to a dog and walked with it. Ironically, these are the people who are proud about their “great Indian culture“, but here they forgot respecting Kerala CM, not his position, but his age – he might be older than most of their grandparents!

It was unfortunate to see the angry youth abusing, hate-mailing/scrapping the Kerala CM for absolutely no mistake from his side, blinded by the misinterpreted reports from the right-biased media and even when I am writing this post, the opposition parties are still protesting against the CM even after both the parties have unconditionally apologized each other and requested to end the controversy. I am wondering when the media and the so-called “patriotic youth” [whose blood boils only when they see an Indo-Pak match or when they see a war movie. They are too lazy to do something for their country but are very keen to get outside India for a job. They firmly believe that they hold the “monopoly of patriotism” . For obvious reasons I call these misguided pseudo-patriotic youth as the “curse of India“] will start protesting for a reduction in Crude oil prices which is the need of the hour. It was increased when the crude oil prices hit above 140$ mark for a barrel, and as of now it is some 45$ for a barrel. The reduced petroleum product price may help in controlling the commodity prices which will be useful for India as a whole. Manmohan Singh government is very reluctant in reducing the Diesel/Petrol prices, which they say, will affect the profit of Petroleum companies. I would like to see a decrease in at least the Diesel prices, which will directly influence (because of the reduction in freight charges) the essential commodity prices.

Suggested reading: On V.S.Achuthananthan and his remarks by clash.

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The chief minister, V S Achuthananthan starts speaking from the 27-28th second of the video. There are at two places the video is broken (cut). Even the question asked to him is NOT shown [UPDATE0: Imagine how a person will answer to a question like this – “Haven’t Sandeep’s father told you before that not even a dog should enter my house. Why did you go then?“]. In this attempt I am explaining a word-to-word translation and explanation of CM’s statements.

He Starts….[0:28 to 0:43]

കര്‍ണ്ണാടകത്തിലെ chief minister-ഉം പരിവാരങ്ങളും വരുന്നതിന്റെ കൂടെ … അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ അതിനു മുമ്പോ, കേരളത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും മറ്റും കൂടെ വന്നില്ല…. ഒരാളും തിരിഞ്ഞു നോക്കിയില്ല…. അതില്‍ വികാരവിക്ഷോഭിതനായി എന്ന്….
<CUT>

The word-to-word translation,

Along with the Karnataka chief minister and his team…. or even before, the Kerala chief minister didn’t come… everyone from Kerala turned their back…. and he got over it…

The meaning,

Sandeep’s father got emotional over the fact that Kerala Chief minister or his representative couldn’t attend the funeral with or even before the Karnataka chief minister.

Kerala CM resumes speaking after the <CUT> [0:44-0:48]

കര്‍ണ്ണാടകത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും കേരളത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും നമ്മുക്കൊരുമിച്ച് പോകാമെന്ന് ഇവിടെ അറിയിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ടോ?
<CUT>

The meaning,

Did the Karnatka CM had messaged anything to visit the home together?

The controversial part of the footage comes after the next <CUT> [0:49-end]

സന്ദീപിന്റെ വീടല്ലനെങ്കില്‍ ഒരു പട്ടി തിരിഞ്ഞുനോക്കുമോ അവിടെ?സന്ദീപിന്റെ കുടുംബം, സന്ദീപിന്റെ പിതാവ്, സന്ദീപിന്റെ മാതാവ്, സന്ദീപിന്റെ കുടുംബാംഗങ്ങള്‍ എന്നിവരോടുള്ള ഞങ്ങളുടെ attachment…. ഒരു പ്രത്യേകമല്ലേ അത്? അതു മനസ്സിലാക്കുവാന്‍ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണനെപ്പോലിള്ള ഒരു soldier-ന്റെ പിതാവിന് കഴിയേണ്ടതല്ലേ?

Word-to-word translation,

Had it not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced in. Sandeeps family, Sandeeps father, Sandeeps mother, Sandeeps family members, the attachment we have for them… that is very special, right? A soldiers father should have understood those?

Meaning,

Had it not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced in. The attachment we have with Sandeep’s family, Sandeep’s father, Sandeep’s mother, Sandeep’s family members is very special. A soldiers father should have understood those feelings.

Now, please tell me where he (Kerala CM) had insulted Major. Sandeep’s family?. Why ONLY the first sentence in his quote was colored and made in BOLD (in the footage)?

This is where I criticize the media of communist bashing! This is CHEATING! The TimesNOW had cheated ALL OF YOU!

The TimesNOW channel should publish the unedited footage of the interview if they have the minimal ethics/morals a journalist is expected to possess. It is so pity that the media is sensationalizing the issue just to score ahead in viewership by capitalizing the patriotic emotions of people.

I can understand it when non-Malayalam speaking friends criticize the CM, because they can ONLY swallow what TimesNOW says. Let me express by protest against my Malayalee friends who could understand Malayalam very well, consciously and will-fully became a part of this fact-hijacking footage by TimesNOW that too in the name of patriotism. Shame on YOU for capitalizing the fellow country-men’s patriotic emotions for satisfying your anti-communist needs.

FAQ

Q0. Karat had criticized CM’s remarks, CM had apologized and still what you are blabbering?

Their actions are completely political….just to save their face. My actions are completely personal, to expose the TRUTH, to explain MY STAND!… “I fear no DOGS”

Q1. Are you a Communist?

I am NOT a member of any of the main-stream left party and don’t wish to join, as of now, in the near future. But I am a staunch leftist.

Q2. So you blindly support CPI(M) or CPI for all their actions?

Read Q4. in this FAQ. (scroll down)

I wish if you could read Malayalam, so that you can read this beautiful post.

May be patriotism is the adrenaline rush you get when watching the final overs of a 20-20 match for most of you… that is NOT the same for me and many others!

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HOT UPDATE3: What (exactly) Kerala CM said?

Day 1
Kerala CM, V S Achuthanandan and Kerala Home minister, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan were paying a visit to the house of Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who got killed in the encounter with militants in Mumbai – the whole India is indebted to him and his family. Unfortunately, Mr. Unnikrishnan, father  of Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan displayed his anguish to Kerala CM and Home minister when they arrived his home. Personally speaking, this wasn’t the right way to behave to a guest, leave the fact that he is the CM of a state. That too it was infront of the media he had insulted Hon. Kerala CM and Hon. Home minister. Yes! I can understand the condition he was going through. His son died for the whole nation. We all accept that fact. I don’t think our CM will have a different opinion.

There was a bug hue and cry from the media and the opposition parties that Kerala government didn’t respect the Major and his family by completely ignoring them. But the fact is that the political secretary of Kerala CM had attended the funeral of Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Well I think Mr. Achuthanandan should have gone directly.

Day 2
Kerala CM, conducted a press conference back in Thiruvananthapuram, where he says, as per the media, “If it had not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced that way. It’s Sandeep’s family and that’s why we went. A soldier’s father should have had the  sense to understand that“.

UPDATE2:-

Question from media: How do you respond to the remarks by slain major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s father (“Get out my house, you dogs“)?

And, the CM responded: “We all love Sandeep Unnikrishnan and that is the reason why we went to his house to meet his family. If it had not been Sundeeps house, no dog would have gone there”

Before you sharpen your knife to slay Kerala CM, think of two things.

1. CM too is a normal human with flesh, blood, nerves and emotions just like you and me – maybe weaker than us.

2. CM, aged 85 was insulted BRUTALLY infront of whole world. I don’t think there will be a second opinion regarding this point.

If Mr. Unnikrishnan’s reaction was ‘natural’ to a senior politician holding the most powerful position of a state in India, then CM’s remarks too were natural. I won’t prefer to go to a house where people greet me with abuses. You can see in the video, Mr. Unnikrishnan shouting “തെണ്ടി നാറികളെ… പോടാ… പോടാ” in such an irreverent and arrogant manner, at the Kerala CM and his team. Now, tell me if it were you, what would have been your reaction to such an uncivilized response publicly. Yes, it can still be justified because of his mental state at that time. But with the same reasons, you can justify the Kerala CM too.

Points I want to convey.

1. CM should have attended the funeral of slain Major at the first hand.

2. Mr. Unnikrishnan should have behaved well to the CM at least in front of public who even titled incidence like “Mr. Unnikrishnan kicks Kerala home minister and CM out of his house” – a real cheap attention-grabbing technique which is least expected from the media. He should have at least respected CM’s age. He came all through Kerala to meet Mr. Unnikrishnan. He should have expressed his distress in private.

3. If Mr. Unnikrishnan’s reactions are justified, with the same logic, we can justify CM’s remarks.

4. I was shocked to see people sending mails/scraps regarding CM’s remarks, turning a blind eye towards the incident which happened one day back. C’mon guys, I can understand that you are anti-communists, but if you can justify the actions of a person and crucify another (because he is a Communist) for the same mistake, that’s double standards – and there is a BaD-word in English to call those persons who shows double-standards, which I really don’t want to call you people. Hence, instead of spreading false news, understand the fact that “all are humans“.

1-2 days later, you can see Kerala CM withdrawing his comments and sorrying for the same after being brutally raped by the mother-fucking petty-bourgeoise media. Poor man!

I do expect flames from different sides. Let me make it clear. I do respect Major. Sandeep Unnikrishnan and other soldiers who were and are still in service for their contributions. I also can understand how bad Mr. Unnikrishnan would have felt when Kerala CM couldn’t attend his son’s funerals. But at the same time I condemn the way he handled the situation and also the way media reported it then and now. His expression of anguish to the CM and home minister publicly infront of media, abusing and insulting them was totally uncalled for. CM too should have restrcicted his emotions infront of stupid media who are eagerly waiting for something.

UPDATE0:- Let me make it much more clearer.. :).. I am getting lots of flames…

I will either condemn both of their immature acts or justify both…. and would NOT selectively criticize them based on my political ideology…” the media is busy celebrating the Communist CM’s brutal and inhuman ac (for being late to respond) … But where was our first citizen – Prathibha Patil ??… Did she came back after her tour?

UPDATE1:- more and more clearer…. (sigh! lot more flames!)

Why the media is projecting ONLY this issue? Where were they when

1) The Thakkares disappeared from the terror scene.
2) The first citizen was touring when India was burning.
3) Defense minister too did the same mistake as Kerala CM.

Why ONLY Kerala CM is crucified in this issue? Is it because he is a Communist?

(Shubha-rathri… I got pissed off by when I saw a mail regarding this issue which sounded “CM disrespected the Major”; I couldn’t see anywhere in the news where CM “disrespcted” the major…now they forget who did this “disrespecting” first… double standards!.. I just hate to see blind-anti-communists.)

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Q0. Why the fuss?

A free software activist and former student at CUSAT, Anivar Aravind was manhandled today (16/11/2008) by the “National free software conference organizers” @ CUSAT with assistance from the states police forces (UPDATE from Anivar: State Police force wasn’t used), for his peaceful protest against the “Novell Sponsorship”. The free software conference is backed by CPI(M), the ruling left party in Kerala.

Read an FIR on the incident here , here and here.

Q1. What is a free software?

According to GNU, “FREE SOFTWARES” are those softwares which gives its user the following freedoms (Read More).

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

Q2. What is the problem with NOVELL?

Novell doesn’t respect the free software philosophy and works against the interest of the community. In short we are against Novell because of the following.

  1. Novell helps Microsoft more than it helps GNU/Linux.
  2. Novell still insults competing GNU/Linux distributions and Sun’s Openoffice.org. (Read more)
  3. Novell & Microsoft’s software patent agreement betrays rest of free software community, including the very people who wrote the Novell’s own system, for Novell’s sole financial profit. (Read more)
  4. Novell helps Microsoft’s fight against Ajax, web standards, SVG by supporting Silverlight & implementing its GNU/Linux version. (Read more)
  5. Novell supports Microsofts proprietary standard OOXML.
  6. Novell is pushing Microsofts patents to GNU/Linux and cheating Free Software Community.
  7. Novell is the biggest promoter of MONO in Free Software Development.

Q3. What can I do?

There are both short term and long term goals. Short term goals include protesting the organizers’s act either by forwarding this to your friends or posting about the issue on your blog.

The long term goal includes creating awareness about the “Evil Novell” and boycotting all Novell products. Read about the boycott in this site.

Q4. I heard you were an ardent Communist and now you are talking against CPI(M)?

Yes! what you heard is right and I am still a Communist. That doesn’t mean I will be supporting CPI(M) for all their deeds. This case is a clear hijacking and dilution of Free Software Philosophy.

I would like to see CPI(M) and the left parties supporting and spreading free softwares. But before that they should understand what exactly is a “Free Software” and respect the community.

Related Posts:-

1) ‘Boycott Novell’ boycotted from Free software conference!!! by aswinatgec.

2) Free Software Activist Man-Handled by jainbasil.

3) free software activist man-handled at free software conference ! by Bobinson

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You know what? I was an active KSU (Kerala Students Union) activist when I did my graduation. Though, you can take their count without much effort in your 10 fingers 😛 !!! My college was really a red-fort, both in color and the political inclination. But the activities of left student wing wasn’t satisfactory from a leftist viewpoint. They were just a ‘conglomoration’ of goons to protect their personal interests/egos. It was in my 6th semester that there was first real challenge against the monopoly of left student wing, that we won about 5-6 association seats and one general seat in the elections, though we lost in majority of seats we contested.

After my Btech, there was a time when I sat idle for about one year (!!!), I got into the company of Jayasankar (who is now at one of the gulf countries, “studying the problems faced by the working class in gulf countries” 😛 ) who gave me the leftist fundaes. Then I TRIED to read the “Communist Manifesto” but had to leave it incomplete because of the tough language used in it. Thanks to Jayasankar again, he gave the a copy of the translation of Communist Manifesto and other literature on left philosophy.

Time passed and slowly I was metamorphizing into a leftist. It was last year when I was working at an engineering college in Trivandrum, I met Sujay who is a dentist by profession whom I know from my Btech days and a communist congenitally! The transformation was complete with talks with Dr. Sujay. I declared it in Orkut and transferred the ownership of the KSU community created by me back in the ‘right days’ to Anto.

So, what provoked me to write this post. Last few days, I am reading this on Mathrubhumi feeds (these days they are the only source to know about the happenings in Kerala), about the KSU strike on the 7th standard textbook, though there wasn’t anywhere mentioned “what was there on those text-books”.

Today I saw this post by Rafiq kizhattur, and felt sympathy for the KSU. I would say this even if I were in KSU. Bad KSU, this is just show off, you people have shown your casteist-racist mentality wide open to world. This chapter describes the scene where the son of an inter-religious parents taking admission
in a school.

Here is a not-so-good translation of the controversial part in the 7th standard textbook,

“മതമില്ലാത്ത ജീവന്‍” – “Religion-less Jeevan”

The headmaster started filling the application form after the parents came with their son for the admission.

“What is your name, dear?”

“Jeevan” (Jeevan/ജീവന്‍ means life in Malayalam)

“Cute name… and your dad’s name?”

“Anvar Rasheed”

“Mom’s name?”

“Lakshmi Devi”

Headmaster lifted his face and asked the parents:

“What should I fill in the column for religion?”

“Nothing. Just add nil

“Caste?”

“That too not required”

Headmaster leaned back to his chair and asked in a serious tone:

“What if he feels that he needs a religion when he grows up?”

“Let him choose the religion of his taste at that time”

—The End—

Why the hell is that people are so arrogant about such a chapter giving a good message. The common public should reply to this arrogance and prove that Kerala society is not casteist/racist as the KSU leaders are thinking. This kind of arrogance was shown to the first Communist government in Kerala when they brought revolutionary changes to Kerala, which helped the common man and his successors to achieve social and educational equality. Founding leader of KSU and the present Defense Minister of India, A K Antony, who actively took part in the vimochana samaram against the then Communist regime, now repents that the his decision to strike against the government was wrong.

My advise to KSU leaders, take any of the following drugs and this may help you to solve the crisis you are facing,

  1. Mebendazole
  2. Piperazine
  3. Albendazole

I suggest all of you leaders to take the drugs at the same time, else it will lead to drug-resistant ‘invaders’ :-p .

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[Today we have the not-so-famous Malayalam blogger, njaan (ഞാന്‍) in our post. Welcome njaan (ഞാന്‍) to our blog]

ഞാന്‍: (Looking at the readers and waving his hand) Thank you pR@tz.

pR@tz: So tell me njaan, how is life? How is your girl-friends?
ഞാന്‍: സുഖമായിട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു സഹോദരാ.കാമുകിമാരുടെ ശല്യം തല്‍ക്കാലം ഇല്ല. pR@tz-ന് എന്തുണ്ട് വിശേഷം. എന്നെ കുറെ തെറി കേള്‍പ്പിച്ച് കഴിഞ്ഞപ്പോള്‍ എന്തൊ ഒരു സുഖം തോന്നുന്നു, അല്ലേ?

pR@tz: (with his typical grin)…he! he! he! … yeah!… feeling really good. Expect more soon. Where were you all these days?
ഞാന്‍: ഞാനിവിടൊക്കെ തന്നെ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. ഇപ്പോ പഴയ പോലെയല്ല. സമയം ഒട്ടുമില്ല. എന്റെ ഗൈഡ് ആണെങ്കില്‍ എന്നെ നിലം തൊടീക്കുന്നില്ല.

pR@tz: yeah! njaan, I can understand, even I am doing my research and my guide too is strict. Sigh! By the way, last few weeks at Malayalam blogosphere, we had nice fights between pro-protest group and anti-protest group.
ഞാന്‍: എന്തിനാ മോനേ ഞങ്ങള്‍ എന്ന് പറയുന്നേ. മോന്‍ സ്വയമല്ലേ വഴീ കൂടെ നടന്ന് പോയ പട്ടീടെ വായേ കയ്യിട്ട് കടി വാങ്ങിയേ. വല്ല കാര്യമുണ്ടായിരുന്നോ? അല്ലേലും നിനക്ക് പെണ്‍പിള്ളേര് എന്ന് പറയുന്നത് പണ്ടേ ഒരു വീക്ക്‍നെസ്സ് ആണ്.

pR@tz: (in a serious tone) Well, I still think whatever I did is right. I would have done the same even if it was someone else. I did what I felt right and will be doing the same in future.
ഞാന്‍: അതേ. right, നീ പണ്ട് കോപ്പിറൈറ്റുകളെ എതിര്‍ത്ത് സംസാരിച്ചിട്ടില്ലേ. എന്നിട്ടിപ്പോ എന്ത് പറ്റി?

pR@tz: Every creator has a right over his creation, I respect that right. Copyright infringement cause problems (to many) only when there is a materialistic value attached to it. Personally, I am not interested in any materialistic benefit, but I need a credit for my creation and that is the reason I am publishing it by cc-attribution-ShareAlike. Both of us are researchers, and we know how difficult it is to get a journal paper; I hate copyrights for that reason too, knowledge is something which should not be locked like that. I am ready to give the authors credit for the excellent work they did and the publishing journal. But, why the copyrights?
ഞാന്‍: ശരിയാണ്. ജേണല്‍ പേപ്പറുകള്‍ കിട്ടുവാന്‍ ഞാനും കുറേയേറെ കഷ്ടപ്പെടാറുണ്ട്. ഒരു പക്ഷെ, ആ പേപ്പര്‍ പബ്ലിഷ് ചെയ്യുവാന്‍ വേണ്ടി വരുന്ന ചിലവുകള്‍ നികത്തുവാന്‍ ആയിരിക്കും ജേണലുകള്‍ക്ക് പണം ഈടാക്കുന്നതും അവയ്ക്ക് കോപ്പിറൈറ്റുകള്‍ ഉള്ളതും.

pR@tz: You said it. Everything in this world has a value. That is not a right thing according to me and should be changed. Man needs food, water, air, a place to sleep and dress to wear – the basic needs, additionally he will require education, entertainment (not luxurious) to live like a human. In return he should contribute in the best way to the society. In this particular, ‘ideal society’, nothing will have a monetary value, everyone will be free to think, free to learn, free to innovate…..man will live in a kind of equilibrium with nature – if something comes in, same happens in return too… (gazing at infinity)
ഞാന്‍: സമ്മതിക്കുന്നു. പക്ഷെ അത്തരമൊരു സമൂഹം നിലവില്‍ വരുമെന്ന് തോന്നുന്നുണ്ടോ? മനുഷ്യന്റെ അത്യാഗ്രഹം അതിനൊരു തടസ്സമല്ലേ? വിവരമില്ലായ്മയും pR@tz-ന്റെ ഈ സ്വപ്നത്തിന് വിഘാതമാകും.

pR@tz: “I am not a liberator, liberators do not exist, people liberate themselves” … as said by Ernesto Che Guevara. Do you think people are completely sovereign in this world, even if you call your country is sovereign? Do you have the right to express your opinion every time? Do you think you have equal right on natural resources? Are you able to get the education to your likes even if you are capable to study it? Are you able to marry a girl, even if she likes you? If your answer is NO at least to one question, then YOU ARE NOT FREE.
ഞാന്‍: ശരിയാണ് pR@tz പറഞ്ഞത്. എല്ലാവരും സ്വയം വിചാരിക്കേണ്ട കാര്യമാണ് അത്. ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം‌ കിട്ടുന്നതിന് മുമ്പ് ആളുകളുടെ ചിന്താഗതിയും ഇപ്രകാരം തന്നെ ആയിരുന്നല്ലോ, “എന്തിനാപ്പോ സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം കിട്ടിയിട്ട്” എന്ന്. അത് പോലെ തന്നെ ഇപ്പോഴും. ആളുകള്‍ ഇപ്പോഴും കരുതുന്നത് അവര്‍ സ്വതന്ത്രരാണ് എന്നാണ്. പീസ്സയും കഴിച്ച് പെപ്സിയും കുടിച്ച് നടക്കുന്ന അവര്‍ക്കറിയില്ല, അവര്‍ കഴിക്കുന്ന ഭക്ഷണം എന്തായിരിക്കണം, കുടിക്കുന്ന പാനീയം എന്തായിരിക്കണം, എന്നൊക്കെ തീരുമാനിക്കുന്നത് (അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ തീരുമാനിക്കുവാന്‍ പോകുന്നത്) നമ്മുക്കൊക്കെ സങ്കല്‍പ്പിക്കുവാന്‍ പോലും കഴിയാത്തത്ര സ്വത്തുള്ള അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര കുത്തകകള്‍ ആണെന്ന്. സ്വന്തം കാര്യം ചിന്തിക്കുവാന്‍ പോലും മറക്കുന്ന ഇവര്‍, ഒരു സഹജീവിയെ കുറിച്ച് എപ്പോ ഓര്‍ക്കും?

pR@tz: Right said. I have seen many people advising “why the hell are you interfering in that mess, you aren’t affected naa…“. I think it is the problem with the way they are brought up, the kind of education they got, hatred or prejudices against ideologies other than their beliefs. Things should be changed from the root level. People should be taught to cooperate and not to compete. The whole educational system is flawed. As far as Kerala is concerned, I think the problems started with the banning of politics in educational institutions.
ഞാന്‍: രാഷ്ഠ്രീയം നിരോധിച്ചത് ഒരു തെറ്റായ കാര്യമാണെന്ന് അംഗീകരിക്കുന്നതിനോടൊപ്പം pR@tz പറഞ്ഞ മറ്റൊരു കാര്യത്തോട് ഞാന്‍ വിയോജിക്കുന്നു. പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ തുടങ്ങ്നിയത് കലാലയ രാഷ്ട്രീയ രംഗം ‘കലാപ രാഷ്ട്രീയ രംഗം” ആയതോടെയാണ്. കുട്ടി നേതാക്കളെ മര്യാദയ്ക്ക് നിര്‍ത്തേണ്ട മുതിര്‍ന്ന നേതാക്കള്‍ പല കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് വേണ്ടിയും അവരെ ഉപയോഗിച്ചത് തന്നെയാണ് എന്ന് വേണമെങ്കില്‍ പറയാം. എന്തായാലും ഈ അരാഷ്ഠ്രീയവല്‍ക്കരണത്തിന്റെ പരിണതഫലങ്ങളാണ് ജനാധിപത്യമൂല്യങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ചും, അവകാശങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ചുമുള്ള അറിവില്ലായ്മ. ഈ അറിവില്ലായമയില്‍ നിന്ന് ഉടലെടുത്തതാണ് പ്രതിഷേധസമരങ്ങലോടുള്ള എതിര്‍പ്പും പുഛ്ചവും. പ്രതിഷേധ സമരം‌ കൊണ്ട് ശക്തനും അദൃശ്യനുമായ എതിരാളിക്കെന്താണ് സംഭവിക്കുവാന്‍ പോകുന്നത് എന്ന് ചോദിക്കുന്നവരോട് എനിക്ക് സഹതാപമേയുള്ളു.

pR@tz: Thank you njaan for your support. Protests have its own power, when you protest it is like telling the whole world that “See this is not right”. I think we had created enough buzz to inform the world that something had happened wrong somewhere. Though, “physical actions” outside blogosphere are necessary to call this a complete victory.
ഞാന്‍: എല്ലാ ഭാവുകങ്ങളും നേരുന്നു. ചില കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ ചോദിച്ചാല്‍ കൊള്ളാമെന്നുണ്ട്. ചോദിക്കട്ടെ? ചിലപ്പോള്‍ വിവാദമായേക്കും.

pR@tz: Let it be. Shoot..
ഞാന്‍: എന്ത് കൊണ്ടാണ് ബെര്‍ളി തോമസിനെ ആക്രമിച്ചത്? നിങ്ങളുടെ പ്രതിഷേധത്തെയും മറ്റും പരിഹസിക്കുന്ന പോസ്റ്റുകള്‍ മറ്റ് പലരും ഇട്ടിട്ടുണ്ടല്ലോ. അവരെയൊന്നും തൊടാതെ എന്തിന് ബെര്‍ളിയെ അടച്ചാക്ഷേപിച്ചു?

pR@tz: അതിന് മലയാളത്തില്‍ തന്നെ ഉത്തരം പറയാം. ഞാന്‍ അറിയുന്ന ബെര്‍ളി തോമസില്‍ നിന്നും അത്തരമൊരു പ്രതികരണമല്ല പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചത്. സൂപ്പര്‍മാന്‍ തൊട്ട് ശക്തിമാന്‍ വരെ പത്രപ്രവര്‍ത്തകരായിരുന്നു. അങ്ങനെ സാമൂഹികപ്രതിബദ്ധതയുള്ള ഒരാളില്‍ നിന്നും പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നത് അത്തരമൊരു പ്രതികരണമായിരുന്നില്ല. അത് കൊണ്ട് ബെര്‍ളിയെ വിമര്‍ശിച്ച് എഴുതി. ബെര്‍ളി അതിനൊരു മറുപടിയും തന്നു. ഞാന്‍ തിരികെ ഒന്നും കൊടുത്തു.
ഞാന്‍: അപ്പോ ബാക്കി വന്ന തെറികള്‍ ഒന്നും കണ്ടില്ലെന്നാണോ അവകാശപ്പെടുന്നത്. 😉

pR@tz: ബാക്കിയേത് പന്നന്‍മാര് പറഞ്ഞാലും എനിക്കെന്താ? Let they do what ever they want to. If I chase every criticism I recieve and reply them individually, I will have time only for that. I am basically a research scholar, the role of blogger is secondary. I reply only those criticisms which deserves it.
ഞാന്‍: ഒരു സംശയം കൂടി. നിങ്ങലുടെ ഈ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗില്‍ കമന്റ് മോഡറേറ്റ് ചെയ്യുകയാണെന്നും, നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കിഷ്ടമുള്ള കമന്റുകള്‍ മാത്രമെ അനുവദികാറുള്ളൂ എന്നും കേട്ടു. ജനാധിപത്യമൂല്യങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ച് വാ തോരാതെ സംസാരിച്ചിട്ട് ആ ചെയ്തത് ശരിയാണോ?

pR@tz: The comments to this blog are moderated only for the first time, and that policy is only to avoid spam-bots. I accept all kinds of criticisms, though reply to only those which deserves it. Once you comment this blog with an e-mail ID, your comments will be published without moderation from second time, if it is not spam. Thanks to wordpress for that really intelligent option.
ഞാന്‍: ഒന്ന് പോയേ, ബ്ലോഗ്ഗറ് തന്നെയാ കിടിലം‌. ഇങ്ങക്ക് ഈ-മെയ്‌ല് വഴി കമന്റ് ട്രാക്ക് ചെയ്യാന്‍ പറ്റുമോ…?

pR@tz: njaan, its already 6.30. ഇനി ഹോസ്റ്റലില്‍ പോയിട്ട് തിരികെ വരേണ്ടതല്ലേ. ഏതാ മെസ്സ്?
ഞാന്‍:കാവേരി തന്നെ. ഞാന്‍ ഈ കൃഷ്ണയില്‍ നിന്നും കാവേരിയില്‍ നിന്നുമൊക്കെ കഴിച്ച് മടുത്ത്. എനിക്ക് ഹിമാലയ ആണ് ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടത്. അപ്പൊ ശരി. പിരിയാം. ഇത് പോലൊരു പരിപാടി ഞാന്‍ എന്റെ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗിലും ഒരെണ്ണം arrange ചെയ്യുന്നുണ്ട്. വരണേ..

pR@tz: oh! sure… have a nice day (ഉവ്വ് ഉവ്വ്… ഇന്ന് എന്തൊക്കെ തെറിയാ കേള്‍ക്കാന്‍ പോണത്ത് എന്ന് ദൈവത്തിനറിയാം).

So that was njaan from njaan.blogspot.com. Nice that he had invited me for a meeting, as he never gave me a chance question him. Thanks for bearing with us. Please let us know about this post. Take care until we meet next. Enjoy.

[To whomsoever it may concern: Though pR@tz and njaan (ഞാന്‍) are the screen names of same person, they should not be used interchangeably. pR@tz is the screen name at https://njaan.wordpress.com/ which talks English and njaan (ഞാന്‍) is the screen name at http://njaan.blogspot.com/ which speaks Malayalam]

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